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(Deadline)   The Butler serves up another box office win, and We're the Millers finishes at #2. Newcomers The Mortal Instruments is #3, the hilarious bar apocalypse comedy The World's End bellies up to #5, and dismal torture porn You're Next thuds at #6   (deadline.com) divider line 68
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2013-08-25 07:43:48 PM
Question about "You're Next" - what was written on the windows in the beginning? I couldn't quite make it out.
 
2013-08-25 08:49:15 PM
Is The World's End showing anywhere but a few art house cinemas in a few select cities?  It's not showing at a single theater within a hundred miles of me and I actually want to see it, weak or not.

/I might end up having to catch it on DVD just because it has such a small release
 
2013-08-25 08:53:30 PM

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Is The World's End showing anywhere but a few art house cinemas in a few select cities?  It's not showing at a single theater within a hundred miles of me and I actually want to see it, weak or not.

/I might end up having to catch it on DVD just because it has such a small release


Played at my cinema. I'm in a decently sized city and there were only 10 people in there the saturday night of opening weekend. I'm guessing American crowds just don't dig it, which sucks cause it's highly quotable
 
2013-08-25 08:56:24 PM

Jizz Master Zero: /Seriously wondering if Subby even saw it.
//Doubt it.


According to the box office receipts, probably not.
 
2013-08-25 09:14:18 PM

thecpt: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Is The World's End showing anywhere but a few art house cinemas in a few select cities?  It's not showing at a single theater within a hundred miles of me and I actually want to see it, weak or not.

/I might end up having to catch it on DVD just because it has such a small release

Played at my cinema. I'm in a decently sized city and there were only 10 people in there the saturday night of opening weekend. I'm guessing American crowds just don't dig it, which sucks cause it's highly quotable


It is playing all over my city. I'm surprised about the turn out in your town, at the 11:40am this morning it was about 80 per cent full.
 
2013-08-25 10:03:54 PM

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Is The World's End showing anywhere but a few art house cinemas in a few select cities?  It's not showing at a single theater within a hundred miles of me and I actually want to see it, weak or not.

/I might end up having to catch it on DVD just because it has such a small release


Strange. 1,400 theaters is a small release?

According to Box Office Mojo, The World's End is getting the widest release of any of the three films, hitting about three times as many theaters as Shaun of the Dead did in 2004 (and three hundred more than 2007's Hot Fuzz).
 
2013-08-25 11:02:32 PM
Any idiot thinking that You're Next landed with a thud, think about this for comparison.  To be as successful week one, Pacific Rim would have had to gross 1.3 billion dollars week one to match it.
 
2013-08-25 11:02:52 PM

fstop: Yes a story. Full of distorted facts the average joe will take as fact. So sad!


It wasn't that distorted, but they did use some dramatic license. It wasn't intended to be a documentary.
 
2013-08-25 11:33:26 PM

Lackofname: Question about "You're Next" - what was written on the windows in the beginning? I couldn't quite make it out.


"You're Next", but on the outside so in reverse.

Lackofname: bugmn99: On topic question: The mom and pop theater by me put up a notice on their website that they were pulling all screenings of You're Next, with no further explanation. My assumption is they got some complaints for some reason. Anyone who's seen the movie have any insight? 

I'm willing to bet because of the line "fark me next to your dead mother".


Yeah, now that you mention it that could be a problem.
 
2013-08-25 11:36:58 PM

fusillade762: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Is The World's End showing anywhere but a few art house cinemas in a few select cities?  It's not showing at a single theater within a hundred miles of me and I actually want to see it, weak or not.

/I might end up having to catch it on DVD just because it has such a small release

Strange. 1,400 theaters is a small release?

According to Box Office Mojo, The World's End is getting the widest release of any of the three films, hitting about three times as many theaters as Shaun of the Dead did in 2004 (and three hundred more than 2007's Hot Fuzz).


And still more than 1k less than the other movies that came out this week.
 
2013-08-26 12:02:41 AM

Trocadero: fusillade762: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Is The World's End showing anywhere but a few art house cinemas in a few select cities?  It's not showing at a single theater within a hundred miles of me and I actually want to see it, weak or not.

/I might end up having to catch it on DVD just because it has such a small release

Strange. 1,400 theaters is a small release?

According to Box Office Mojo, The World's End is getting the widest release of any of the three films, hitting about three times as many theaters as Shaun of the Dead did in 2004 (and three hundred more than 2007's Hot Fuzz).

And still more than 1k less than the other movies that came out this week.


It's a low budget British comedy. They weren't going to print up copies to play in empty theaters in Spare Toe, Alabama.
 
2013-08-26 12:30:18 AM

fusillade762: JosephFinn: robsul82: You're Next was not dismal nor torture porn.

Seriously.  It's a scary and at times quite funny home invasion movie that is by no means an Eli Roth flick.  Also, that damn song is still stuck in my head.

Not to mention it currently has an 80% on RT and TFA says it made $7 million this weekend. Not too shabby for a movie made for less than a million dollars.

Plus: Barbara Crampton!


CSB time: I saw it at the San Francisco International Film Festival this year and she was there with the crew to do a Q&A. Either SFIFF or the theater wouldn't let them do a meet and greet in the auditorium, so they hung out outside to meet and talk. I was going to just head home since it was late enough as it was and I figured they'd be swamped. Plus, I live in the east Bay Area, so I still had a drive ahead of me. I ended up in a conversation before I left the auditorium and there were only a few people out there by the time I got out, so I made a bee-line straight to her. Apparently I was one of the only people she met at the screening who recognized her from Re-Animator and From Beyond and whatnot. She was even cool enough to sign my Re-Animator Blu-ray, which I brought on the off chance I got to meet her. Incredibly nice lady and very supportive of the genre.
 
2013-08-26 12:39:26 AM
I saw The World's End on Saturday; it was playing at only one theater in town this weekend.

I liked it! It wasn't weak, but it was a bit different. Where the first two movies only mixed two things at once (Shaun of the Dead mixed a zombie apocalypse and romantic comedy, and Hot Fuzz was mixing buddy cop movies and mystery-in-a-small-town movies), The World's End is mixing together more than just two things, so it seems not to work as well on the first viewing, but it does work.

BTW, the chemistry between Pegg and Frost is stilted in the beginning of TWE because it's supposed to be; Frost's character is holding a completely justifiable grudge against Pegg's character, and even near the end of the movie, they barely come to terms with it.

One thing I did like about the trilogy is that they got Bill Nighy to always play a part in which he has a slightly adversarial and authoritative role against Pegg's character. Also, seeing so many actors who played a main part in Spaced be part of The World's End was fun.

/The trilogy is over
//For the greater good
///(The greater good)
//Now what are they going to do next?
 
2013-08-26 03:16:43 AM

dragonchild: bugmn99: On topic question: The mom and pop theater by me put up a notice on their website that they were pulling all screenings of You're Next, with no further explanation. My assumption is they got some complaints for some reason. Anyone who's seen the movie have any insight? Is it any more offensive than the average horror flick, or is it just this particular theater being weird?

As a random-ass guess it could be that there were just too many hands in their pockets -- IIRC the producer's take alone is something around 50%?  A movie could sell out every night but if a theatre loses money on every patron, it's got a legitimate reason to pull the plug.


That's not how distribution deals work, so it might be that the mom and pop has their panties in a bunch for some reason. It could also be a publicity stunt.

If you are interested, here's the spiel:

1. Production Company A makes a movie.
2. Production Company B purchases a share in the film in exchange for access to their distributor.Distributors are the unfortunate "middle man" in the film industry who decide which films go theaters and which go to DVD. These guys are risk venture capitalists a la Wall Street, but instead of trading stocks and commodities they do 3.
3. The Distributor, in exchange for a huge cut of the box office, pays for all advertising and physical distribution of the movie. They also cover the cost of the very expensive 35mm show reels, though that rarely happens anymore.
4. The Distributor, with a pre-existing contract with the theater chains, assign the films to theaters in each market for what the distributor believes will allow for maximum profitability.
5. Theaters release the film. On opening weekend, 95% of the ticket price is divided between the distributor and the production companies. The distributor get's most of it for that weekend.
6. Starting Monday, the theater gets 10% of the ticket sales. Second weekend, 75% and so on and so forth until the split is 50/50. This is the reason it is so important for theaters that movies do well enough to get a 3+ week run, because only in to week 2 do they even make a profit on ticket sales.

Theaters are NOT in the movie business. The input of theater owners means all of jack and shiat. They are in the concessions business. That is why popcorn, soda, candy, etc are so expensive at your local AMC.

A theater is allowed to pull a film if they have some form of local outcry, but they end up paying a penalty to do so. What may be going on is that this particular film is distributed by a smaller distributor and this was a marketing ploy with an insignificant chain to create "controversy" to boost ticket sales.
 
2013-08-26 03:19:32 AM
Starting Monday, the theater gets 10% of the ticket sales. Second weekend, 75% and so on and so forth until the split is 50/50.

Sorry, that should be that second weekend the theater gets 15% and so on...
 
2013-08-26 07:28:05 AM
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"But...I don't understand...I attention-whored and EVERYTHING!!!"
 
2013-08-26 07:29:17 AM

vonster: I sill want to know why the movie skips the Carter admin.


Jimmy Carter said, "No?"

/nothing's obscure on Fark
 
2013-08-26 10:05:18 AM

Evi1Bo1weevi1: 6. Starting Monday, the theater gets 10% of the ticket sales. Second weekend, 75% and so on and so forth until the split is 50/50. This is the reason it is so important for theaters that movies do well enough to get a 3+ week run, because only in to week 2 do they even make a profit on ticket sales.


This hasn't been true for the better part of a decade.  With few exceptions the split is the same the entire run of a film.  This was changed because so many theaters were going under in the late 90's.
 
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